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The Speakers




prof. Jörg Hartung

Professor em. Jörg Hartung, Hannover, Germany. PhD, Veterinarian.
Former director of the Institute for Animal Hygiene, Animal Welfare and Farm Animal Behaviour, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.  Professor for Animal Welfare, Hygiene and Husbandry.  Honorary Doctor of SLU, Sweden, of WUELS, Wroclaw, Poland and Veterinary Faculty of University Sao Paulo, Brazil. More than 40 years teaching and research at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and agricultural engineering along the food chain in livestock production from farm level, transport and slaughter to product. More than 12 years President of the International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH). Nine years EFSA Panel for Animal Health and Welfare, six years vice-president.

Animal Hygiene & Welfare

prof. Hasan ÖNDER

Professor Hasan Önder specialises in applied animal genetics. His scientific achievements are based on statistical modeling of biological data, mainly genomic data derived from high-throughput technologies, such as whole-genome DNA sequences and RNA expression at the level of the whole genome. The aim of his research is to recognise what genomic prediction is. How is the SNP raw data structure? What is the structure of analyzable data?



Animal Production & Food Safety



Animal Reproduction

prof. Francesca Mossa

Università degli Studi di Sassari, Uniss

Senior researcher within the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sassari (Università degli Studi di Sassari, Uniss), Italy. She graduated with a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and received her Ph.D. at Uniss. She subsequently worked as a post-doctoral research scientist at University College Dublin, Ireland. She lectured in animal reproduction at Uniss and worked as a manager on a dairy sheep farm. She returned to research when she was awarded the “Rita Levi Montalcini Program for Young Researchers.” Her research focuses on ovarian development and developmental programming of reproduction.

dr Sara Carracedo

She graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2019 from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). She works as veterinarian manager at SPQI-4BioDx, company that develops innovative products in both human and animal health for neurosciences and male fertility. She is involved in international collaborative research programs for proAKAP4 sperm marker validation for male reproduction in bulls, camels and boars (Carracedo et al. 2022). She is broadly interested in discovery of molecular markers for male fertility and their applications in the field.

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Animal Reproduction


Animal Hygiene & Welfare


prof. José Pedro Araújo

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo - Escola Superior Agrária

Coordinator Professor at the High School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (ESA-IPVC). Integrated Researcher of the Mountain Research Center - CIMO. Member of the board of the Portuguese Society of Animal Genetic Resources (SPREGA). Member of the National Commission for Coordination and Monitoring of the National Plan for Animal Genetic Resources (RGAn). Coordination on IPVC a international research project Treasure: Diversity of local pig breeds and production
systems for high quality traditional products and sustainable pork chains, Horizon 2020.

prof. Vincent, Yeong-Hsiang Cheng,
DVM. Ph.D.,

He works at the Laboratory of Functional Molecule Nutrition, National I-Lan University, Taiwan. His research focuses on the analysis of the effect of toxins of various origins on the animal organism. He studies the mechanisms and cytotoxic effect of different mycotoxins and mycotoxins deactivators agent development. His interests also include
gene cloning, construction, and the Pichia pastoris expression system for a novel recombinant protein.



Animal Production & Food Safety



Animal Hygiene & Welfare

Dr Andrzej Jarynowski

Dr. Andrzej Jarynowski is a specialist in infectious disease modelling (the PhD oath taken in 2023 from Jagiellonian University) and epidemiology (with honours). Half time post-doc at Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics, FU Berlin. Awarded recently by epidemiological, epizootiological, telemedicine or infectious disease  societies for young researchers. Interested in topics of biological negationism, contact networks, outbreaks investigations, e-health, animal sensors, infodemiology and bio/agro-terrorism. During the hottest time of COVID-19 pandemic in Poland served in infectious disease hospitals and sanitary inspection. Volunteer of multiple humanitarian missions linked to infection control and One public health in Eastern Europe (correspondent in epizootiology of Bloomberg and Washington Post among others).





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